Here’s a movie that you probably forgot was screened at the Sundance Film Festival —”Lila And Eve.” The picture clearly didn’t make too many waves, but it isn’t often that you see a revenge picture led by two actresses. Today the first trailer has dropped.
Viola Davis and Jennifer Lopez star in this one about two mothers, united in grief, who take the law into their own hands to get justice. Here’s the official synopsis: A tense and exciting film, LILA AND EVE is directed by Charles Stone III (DRUMLINE), and tells the story of Lila (Academy Award® Nominee Viola Davis), a grief-stricken mother who in the aftermath of her son’s murder in a drive-by shooting attends a support group where she meets Eve (Jennifer Lopez), who has lost her daughter. When Lila hits numerous roadblocks from the police in bringing justice for her son’s slaying, Eve urges Lila to take matters into her own hands to track down her son’s killers. The two women soon embark on a violent pursuit of justice, as they work to the top of the chain of drug dealers to avenge the murder of Lila’s son. A bold and provocative take on the morals of American society.
“Lila And Eve” opens in theaters and on demand on July 17th.